Job 8:2

“How long wilt thou speake these things? and how long shall the wordes of thy mouth be like a strong wind?”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




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Other Translations

How long wilt thou speak these [things]? and [how long shall] the words of thy mouth [be like] a strong wind?
- King James Version

"How long will you say these things, And the words of your mouth be a mighty wind?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

How long wilt thou speak these things? And `how long' shall the words of thy mouth be `like' a mighty wind?
- American Standard Version (1901)

How long will you say these things, and how long will the words of your mouth be like a strong wind?
- Basic English Bible

How long wilt thou speak these things? and the words of thy mouth be a strong wind?
- Darby Bible

How long wilt thou speak these things? and how long shall the words of thy mouth be like a strong wind?
- Webster's Bible

How long will you speak these things? Shall the words of your mouth be a mighty wind?
- World English Bible

Till when dost thou speak these things? And a strong wind -- sayings of thy mouth?
- Youngs Literal Bible

How long wilt thou speak these things, seeing that the words of thy mouth are as a mighty wind?
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Job 8:2


8:2 Strong wind - Boisterous and violent.


Discussion for Job 8

  • Vanessa
    Not once did Job think he was caught in the snare of the fowler, that he was trying his faith, lesson to be learned here
  • Vanessa
    Job was enjoying his self pitying, again he lost everything and groaned about it all, he forgot about the mercy and the love God has for a righteous man, instead of praying for guidance and mercy, he was begging to die, he forgot the love he had for God, we all go through many rough things in our lives but we need to remember God is for us not against us, pray always with a earnest heart
  • Eric
    Job's "friends" are judging him unrighteously. They are assuming that Job has committed some terrible sin, that he does not pray, or live a righteous life. How many times do we judge/accuse our friends or church brothers and sister wrongly?? John 7:24 "judge righteous judgment". One's circumstances are not how we should judge.
  • Irene123
    To ME one year ago - It wasn't done for Job or satan's benefit - but ours. The whole Bible is for our benefit.
  • Anne
    Job is being encouraged not to lose hope but to trust in God who is Just and will bring him to an expected end.
  • Pastor Ndingi joseph
    Thank God for the devil he is our springboard to higher increase. The only thing that starts from up to down is the grave. Little beginning is processing time and God does not by pass process for progress

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